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Why Now is the Time to Become a Truck Driver

Truck driving careers are often associated with a negative connotation, however there are many skills required both physically and mentally to become a successful driver. Truck drivers must learn to stay alert, be aware of many rules, and also be well organized and have a flexible schedule. If you are looking for a career that will provide you with growth and a dependable pay cheque, now is the time to become a truck driver in Canada.

Supply and Demand

Within six short years Canada’s trucking industry could be short by as many as 25,000 truck drivers. Many Canadians may not realize that 90 percent of the goods shipped in Canada reach our retailers’ shelves via truck. If we are unable to fill the demand for truckers to keep our shelves stocked, it could mean higher prices consumers pay at the store level.

Aging Truckers

Aging truck drivers are partially responsible for the projected industry shortage. Many baby boomers do contribute a part to the industry whether they are driving, or helping to organize schedules and trips. With the majority of them looking to retire within the next few years or so, the industry will be looking to younger adults to fill their positions.

Changing the Face of Truck Driving

Truck driving is a professional career, although many have a different opinion. Being in the industry is a highly rewarding as it gives people a steady income, the opportunity to travel, and to make their schedule based on their availability. In an economy where unemployment is quite high, trucking can give people exactly what they’re looking for, and what they need. It is up to everyone to change the face of truck driving for the better.

With many truck driving positions projected to become open within just six short years, now is the time to consider a career in the amazing industry. To start your career simply look for training classes, and consider your options.